Dr. William Thomas Calhoun


(March 12, 1922 – November 22, 2014)

First Baptist Church
Comanche, Texas
10:00 AM Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Gardens of Memory Cemetery
Comanche County, Texas

6:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Monday, November 24, 2014
Comanche Funeral Home

First Baptist Church
Comanche, Texas

First Baptist Church
407 N. Houston
Comanche, TX 76442
Comanche County Medical Center
P.O. Box  847
Comanche, TX 76442

He was born on March 12, 1922 in Mississippi, to C. A. and Ozella (Morris) Calhoun.  He was united in marriage to Sarah Joe Stewart on May 26 1943, in Clovis, New Mexico, and she preceded him in death on February 20, 2007.

He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart Medals.  His Parachute jump on Corregidor Island was the highlight of his military career.  After WW II he spent 20 plus years in the National Guard, where he retired as a Colonel.  Dr. Calhoun was owner of Calhoun’s Dental Office in Comanche, Texas for over 42 years.  He attended Tarleton State College and graduated from the University of Texas in 1948, where he was a big fan of Longhorn football.  In 1952 he graduated from Baylor Dental School.  Dr. Calhoun was a member of First Baptist Church of Comanche, Texas, where he was a Lifetime Deacon and taught the Mary Martha Sunday School Class for many years.  He served numerous terms on the Comanche ISD  School Board, was one of the initial Founders and First President of PAR Country Club, member of Comanche Noon Lions Club, former board member of Upper Leon River Municipal Water District, served on Comanche City Council, and was a member of  the Comanche Jaycees. He received  the Cornerstone Award from the Chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Rick Taylor of Comanche; daughter, Sydney Joe Calhoun of Austin; granddaughter, Sarah Joyce Taylor of Comanche; grandson, Hayden Richard Taylor of Comanche; brother and wife, Don and Martha Calhoun of Houston; brother and wife, John and Beth Calhoun of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sister, Mary Alice Davis.

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